Irony and opportunity for Orman

Greg Orman is not going to be Kansas’ next governor, but he probably will determine who is.

His presence on the November ballot as an independent candidate, the closeness of the contest between Democrat Laura Kelly and Republican Kris Kobach, and the fact of Kobach’s extreme-right orientation means that any votes for Orman would likely be votes that would go to Kelly in a traditional two-candidate race.

Therein lie irony and opportunity.

Orman, like many - perhaps most - Americans, is fed up with what he calls in the subtitle of his book “A Declaration of Independents” the “twoparty stranglehold” on American politics. He is determined to use part of his considerable personal fortune to help break that stranglehold.



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